HC Deb 08 April 1986 vol 95 cc83-4W
Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many qualified state enrolled nurses and state registered nurses were trained in the private sector in each year since 1979.

Mr. Hayhoe

[pursuant to his reply, 26 March 1986, c. 519]: This information is held by the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting.

I understand that the only private sector training for state enrolled nurses, now referred to as enrolled nurses (general) is at King Edward VII hospital at Midhurst and that the numbers trained have been 16 in 1983–84, 18 in 1984–85 and seven in 1985–86. Similarly the only private sector training for state registered nurses, now referred to as registered general nurses, is at the Royal Masonic hospital and this is run jointly with the National Health Service Training School at Queen Mary's, Roehampton. The number of RGNs trained at this joint training school has been 43 in 1983–84; 57 in 1984–85 and 44 in 1985–86.

earnings-related pension scheme additional component and (b) the guaranteed minimum pension paid out each year since 1978, both at current and constant prices; and on the basis of the economic assumptions of the five-year rolling Public Expenditure Survey Committee programme, what he estimates will be their levels over the next five years.

Mr. Major

[pursuant to his reply, 21 March 1986, c. 321]: The information requested is set out in the tables. Table A shows, at current prices, the average levels of gross additional component, net additional component (that is, the sums paid to those who receive some additional pension, after taking account of amounts paid as guaranteed minimum pension) and guaranteed minimum pension (similarly, the average sum paid to those who actually receive the guaranteed minimum pension), for each year since 1979 and to the end of the current Public Expenditure Survey Committee period. Table B gives the information at November 1985 prices. Figures up to September 1985 represent awards in payment at the date specified. For future years the estimated amounts given are financial year averages, taking account both of upratings and of part year awards of benefit.

In both cases the figures for 1985–86 are subject to further examination results yet to be announced. Figures for earlier years are not available.

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